salinity

A on a rainy day you can see … over a meter deep!

October 17, 2019

During Wednesday’s (Oct. 17, 2019) downpour, SRA’s intrepid water quality monitoring volunteers were out collecting data at 41 locations in the Severn River and they recorded some of the best we’ve seen all summer. Despite the rain, there was a remarkable amount of clarity in the water. The highest clarity was found at The Narrows […]

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Severn Salinity Starts Seasonal Rebound

October 10, 2019

On gorgeous mornings in September, our intrepid Water Quality Crew were at work tracking conditions in the Severn River, and we’re glad to report there’s a bit of good news. Salinity is starting to bounce back to normal! A year ago and through most of the summer, salinity was abnormally low, in the 4 to […]

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Low Salinity Hampers Horn Pt. Spat Production

July 11, 2019

Two years of record breaking rains are taking their toll on oyster spat production at the Horn Point Hatchery in Cambridge. Click here to read the report in the Bay Journal. We do hope this is temporary, but it is part of a two-year trend that has seen a sharp drop in the salinity of […]

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